• Custodian

    Job Locations US-MI-Hillsdale
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/17/2019 10:32 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    This position is full time, third-shift, working Sunday through Friday, 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Custodial Services, the Custodian performs a variety of manual custodial and maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment. Performs related work as required. Demonstrates responsible use of proper cleaning methods and materials in performing duties. 


    1. Clean and sanitize restroom fixtures, hardware, tile, mirrors, partitions, floors, and the like, replacing restroom supplies as needed, including locker rooms if an assigned building.
    2. Dust, sweep, vacuum, and/or mop floors as necessary. Scrub/strip, extract, bonnet and maintain floors.
    3. Wash and clean windows/windowsills/window treatments.
    4. Clean furniture.
    5. Replace light bulbs and fluorescent tubes as needed (not exceeding 6 feet in height without Fall Protection training).
    6. Clean all tools, supplies and equipment after each use and store in proper place.
    7. Maintain building supply inventory, email notification, submit/fulfill work orders, and time entry reports.
    8. Identify necessary repairs to facilities and/or equipment, taking time to fix and/or reporting any deficiencies to the appropriate person(s). Respond to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. property damage, vandalism, alarms, etc.), taking appropriate action.
    9. Maintain the security of the building(s). Turn off lights when not in use, secure windows/doors per buildings needs and check entire building for fire hazards.
    10. Sweep exterior walkways. Remove snow from entrances and steps of buildings (reasonable distance).
    11. Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.
    12. Attend all Environmental Health and Safety trainers to ensure safe operations.
    13. Assist in special furniture set-ups for college-sponsored functions.
    14. Relieve, assist, or fill in temporarily on other jobs as assigned by the supervisor.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    Education and Experience

    A High School Diploma or GED is required. Prior experience or knowledge sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the job successfully is also required.


    Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to walk, bend, stoop, climb 2. Ability to safely lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds. 3. Requires average physical strength. 4. Ability to operate mechanical cleaning equipment as required. 5. Potential for occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, or other infectious/hazardous materials.


    Other Skills

    1. Knowledge of cleaning terms and safety procedures related to hazardous chemicals. 2. Knowledge of proper building cleaning and maintenance techniques and safety procedures. 3. Ability to follow instructions. 4. Effective communications skills. 5. Basic computer skills.


    Personal Characteristics
    The Physical Plant interacts with virtually every area of campus life. A clean and neat appearance and a pleasant relationship that is supportive of the Physical Plant Mission are essential. This relationship needs to be pleasant, supportive and professional, while maintaining confidentiality.


    Code of Commitment
    Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.


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